One of the hobbies I picked up at my recent Artfest adventure was keeping an art journal. My artist friend, Michelle started one last fall and I thought it was amazing... something I could never do since I'm more of a designer than an artist. At any rate, Artfest helped me realized the necessity to doodle, draw, paint and journal just for fun... just enjoying the creative process and not worrying about the end product because it's just for me.
So I brought back my original drafting table that I used to create some of the early April's Ideas products on and turned it into my new art journaling space.
This is one of the pages I completed one night while I was at Artfest. I created the background colors by gluing down bright tissue and using golden fluid acrylic paint (these paints are like no other!)
In our Artfest welcome packet, one of the Artfest founders (the fabulous Teesha Moore - check out HER JOURNAL PAGES) posed 31 questions for us to ponder.
Michelle and I agreed we'd answer some of those questions in our journal and when we see each other during the summer trade show circuit we could discuss our thoughts.
Some of the questions are... Am I working in a field where I truly belong? What part of my life right now brings me the most amount of joy? What activities do I wish I had more time for? Am I balancing work and personal life? What is my portrait of happiness in the future?
It's so nice just to think about those kind of questions once in a while and stop the freight-train of life for a bit.
Remember... "You too can make a mark on paper that looks like a lollipop that is grand as the taj mahal" - Suzi Blu